Intermot 2016: Motorcycle launches and debuts to look out for

Team OD Published: October 03, 2016, 04:04 PM IST

The Intermot 2016, also known as the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, is one of the most important automobile events in the world. It is scheduled to take place between October 5-9, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. This year, approximately 1,000 companies from 37 countries are expected to showcase their new offerings. Additionally, the organisers are expecting more than 2 lakh visitors to attend the event this year.

Stand: BMW, Halle 6

Among the important previews, KTM is expected to bring the new-generation Duke series. The 2017 KTM Duke 390 gets a more radical design, Euro-IV motor and might also feature a new platform. In addition, we expect the new KTM 800 and the adventure range to debut at the event. The other motorcycle that Indian audiences will be looking forward to is the BMW G310 GS, the adventure bike based on the upcoming G310R. BMW is also expected to get a Diavel rival as well as the Pure or the Racer concept based on the RnineT.

Ducati will bring in the Monster 821 with Euro-IV compliant motor and the 939 SuperSport models. The Italian manufacturer will also showcase the new 1299 Panigale with updates to the traction and wheel control software. The other important likely debuts include the Suzuki Gixxer 250, 2017 Kawasaki ER-6n, Kawasaki Ninja R2, new CBR1000RR and the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6.

The Intermot 2016 will also have a special e-motion section that will focus on electrically powered two-wheelers. There will be a specially designed test track for customers to experience riding these machines in real-world conditions. Similarly, there will be a separate section for display of custom builds under the Intermot Customized section.

In addition to the new and updated motorcycles from major players across the world, the Intermot 2016 will also display custom motorcycles like cafe racers, cruisers and choppers; clothing and riding gear; lubricants, transmission, oil and maintenance products; as well as tools and workshop equipment. The Intermot 2016 will also see six Indian exhibitors including Studds Accessories Limited displaying their helmet and riding gear range.

Hallendurchblick Halle 6

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